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Young at Art Program (TK-8)

 Young at Art

With cuts in state funding, art for our elementary-aged students was first on the chopping block. However, thanks to a group of dedicated parent volunteers, our students continue to have art lessons and bring home creative art projects through the Young at Art program.

The Young at Art (YAA) program includes 13 public and private participating schools with approximately 300 docents. Lessons are submitted by artists and selected by the YAA design committee to ensure they meet all YAA requirements.

Young at Art brings Hermosa View, Vista, and Valley (TK-8 Grade) students six new art lessons per school year. Each class has 1-2 parent docents assigned to head the lessons and welcome additional parent volunteers to help on lesson days. Docents attend YAA workshops to learn the history, inspiration, and techniques used to create the artwork. They then bring the lesson to life for their classroom.

YAA funds itself through the Original Works Notecard Fundraiser at the beginning of the school year, project sponsors, and the generosity of parents and community volunteers. We thank all who have contributed to YAA year after year.

YAA docents also help our students create special class projects featured in the HBEF’s Hearts of Hermosa Silent Auction.

To learn more about Young at Art, visit their website.


The 2023-2024 Young at Art Project Lessons & Events are scheduled as follows:




Project 1: Doodle Magic by Anthony Padnos

10.23.2023 to 11.3.2023

Project 2: Water Lilies by Ashish Sharma

11.27.2023 to 12.8.2023

Project 3: Peter Max Sunset Sailboats by Sean Stell

1.22.2024 to 2.2.2024

Project 4: Alberto Giacometti Sculpture by Kat Bauer

2.26.2024 to 3.8.2024

Hearts of Hermosa Student Art Preview at Resin Gallery in HB


Project 5: Color Harmony by Jeannine McHenry

3.25.2024 to 4.12.2024

Project 6: Seurat Pointillism by Jake Tedesco

4.26.2024 to 5.6.2024

End of Year Art Show during the Hermosa Valley Open House



If you're interested in sponsoring a project or have any questions, please reach out to the YAA Program Contact: Shayn Ferriolo